Country legend Loretta Lynn shared a sweet message about her friend Willie Nelson on social media Tuesday. Nelson is working on a new docuseries, “Willie Nelson and Family,” and Lynn took some time out to promote it.
“Looks like my buddy @willienelsonofficial is staying as busy as I am,” Lynn posted to Instagram. “He’s got a new docuseries coming and I know anything he does is going to be worth watching! We finally did a song together ourselves a couple years back. #neverretire #williegroupie #ageisjustanumber #StillWomanEnough.”
Willie Nelson Docuseries Will Tell the Story of Nelson’s Career
As of last month, “Willie Nelson and Family” had entered production, and was filming in Austin, Maui, Nashville, Los Angeles and New York.
Filmmakers Thom Zimny and Oren Moverman are co-directing the series, UPI reports. Nelson has agreed to participate in the project and is granting it access to his archives, family and friends.
Nelson’s manager Mark Rothbaum helped develop the series. So did Keith Wortman, founder of Blackbird Presents, which co-produces the Outlaw Music Festival Tour with Nelson.
“We are celebrating the music, the career, the long road, the family, friends and history,” Zimny and Moverman said in a statement. “But, more than anything, we are piecing together a narrative – one never before seen in its entirety – about an extraordinary man with a unique ability to bring people together; folks of all races, orientations, genders, political ideologies and musical leanings. These days, we sure could use the healing powers of Willie Nelson.”
The docuseries has yet to find an outlet to air it, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Loretta Lynn Had Her Own PBS Documentary
Meanwhile, Lynn’s own career was the subject of a documentary that premiered this February on PBS. Titled “Loretta Lynn: My Story in My Words,” the documentary came out right ahead of the release of Lynn’s 50th studio album, Still Woman Enough.
That album saw Lynn team up with country stars such as Reba McEntire, Carrie Underwood, Tanya Tucker and Margo Price. In a statement, Lynn said she considers her collaborators friends, and she is grateful to them.
“I am just so thankful to have some of my friends join me on my new album. We girl singers gotta stick together,” Lynn said, per Taste of Country. “It’s amazing how much has happened in the 50 years since ‘Coal Miner’s Daughter’ first came out, and I’m extremely grateful to be given a part to play in the history of American music.”
As for Lynn’s documentary, it looks back at the 1971 hit “Coal Miner’s Daughter” that shot Lynn to fame and inspired an Oscar-winning movie. Weaving a story with interviews from the past and the present, it charts Lynn’s career trajectory and her subsequent series of hit songs.
So much as Nelson has been keeping busy, Lynn can clearly relate. The two country legends are toiling away into their golden years, and show no signs of stopping.